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NEW ITFA MEMBERS, Jan 2021

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following two institutions to its growing family:

– GlobalTrade Corporation
– Price Forbes & Partners Ltd

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, Dec 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

We come to the end of a year that I am sure all of us would rather not have lived through and certainly never expected.

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RESULTS OF THE ITFA AGM HELD ON 1 DECEMBER 2020, Dec 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

It is with great pride that the ITFA Board announces the smooth running of its first virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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VIEW FROM THE TOP – 2020 EDITION – ITFA MIDDLE EAST, Dec 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

We see that the regional economic outlook is highly uncertain due to the pandemic and related disruptions as well as lower oil price.

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MAKING TRADE INVESTIBLE FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS – BANKS MAKE IT HAPPEN, Dec 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Collaboration, Innovation, Standardisation and Education were the keywords that our panellists representing HSBC, Reed Smith and Santander Asset Management highlighted during our recent TFD Initiative webinar.

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ITFA MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL COMMITTEE HELD ITS THIRD TRADE FINANCE ROUNDTABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – ‘ ITFA MIDDLE EAST TRADE FINANCE DIALOGUES 2020’, Dec 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

On November 17th, 2020, the ITFA Middle East Regional Committee, currently chaired by Mz. Naura Hussain, SRM, Financial Institutions International at UBL Dubai, organized in collaboration with Global Trade Review ‘GTR’, the 3rd trade finance roundtable, hosted virtually out of Dubai.

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TFG AND WTO LAUNCH UPDATED DLT & TRADE PERIODIC TABLE, UPGRADING STAGE OF MATURITY OF THE PROJECTS, Dec 2020

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Trade Finance Global (TFG) and World Trade Organization (WTO) have today launched their updated Periodic Table of DLT Projects in Trade, at the Hong Kong Fintech Festival.

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, Nov 2020

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Hope is one of the great theological virtues and a fresh supply is desperately needed with the year we’ve had. Have we found some?

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ITFA EMERGING LEADERS – SHORTLISTED PROPOSALS FOR THE TRADE FINANCIER AWARD 2020, Nov 2020

Friday, November 13th, 2020

This year, an impressive 19 projects were submitted to the ITFA Emerging Leaders Competition, with 5 projects selected as finalists, as well as a special mention project from a senior member.

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ITFA’S SECOND TRADE FINANCE DISTRIBUTION FORUM IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH COVID-19 PERSPECTIVE, Nov 2020

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

On May 18, 2020, the ITFA Middle East Regional Committee, currently chaired by Mr Semih Ozkan, Director, Structured Trade Finance Head, Middle East, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, organized the second trade finance distribution forum in the region.

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THE AFRICAN SME TRADE GAP, COVID-19 AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS, Nov 2020

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Even before Covid-19, the Trade Finance Gap in Emerging Markets was a hot topic, with a lot of Multilaterals, Governments, DFIs and the larger Global Trade community expressing great concern and a belief that if this Gap could be closed it would be hugely beneficial in developing economies.

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TRADE DIGITAL TRENDS, ECOSYSTEMS AND THE IMPACTS OF CREDIT INSURANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING ON BANKS’ BUSINESS MODELS

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Predominant financial institutions have taken the lead on the TFD Initiative and recently outlined how digital trends, new ecosystems and regulations are impacting trade distribution practices.

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